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World’s first Ocean Cleanup Array will start removing plastic from the seas in 2016 https://t.co/ZJpOjWFx1P

World’s first Ocean Cleanup Array will start removing plastic from the seas in 2016 https://t.co/ZJpOjWFx1P

The Cleanup Array did draw criticism from some quarters, but after a year-long feasibility study , it was concluded that not only could the Array work, but it may be able to clean up half of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in just 10 years. And so, in 2016, Slat’s organization—The Ocean Cleanup—will deploy a 2000 meter array off Tsushima island, which lies between Japan and South Korea. The system—which will be the longest floating structure ever deployed—will be operational for two years, gathering plastic waste before it reaches the shores of Tsushima. In addition, the organization is working with Tsushima Island to determine if the collected waste can be used as an

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